"I Give It a Year" follows newlyweds during their first year of marriage, antics ensue and a heavy amount of British humour is in the air. I found it both parts off-putting and rather amusing. As of yet there is no slated U.S. release date.
I had to watch the trailer for "The Underwater Realm" after The Filmschool Rejects said it's an indie film that looks like a blockbuster. Really? No, not really. In fact, some parts are laughably bad. The actresses' horrified facial reaction only to be smacked on this side of the head is poor acting and worse action. I have no idea what is going on here either... Mermaids, fighter pilots, extras from "The Hunt for Gollum"? Those gripes aside it has some memorable visuals (including a lot going on underwater, which cannot be easy). This was apparently a Kickstarter project and the film will be released for free on YouTube come Christmas Day. I just may check it out, but don't buy the hype.
Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson star in "Pain & Gain." I think these two are fine actors when given the right material, not sure if this falls under that category though. Two bodybuilders get involved with some less than legal activities Buff boys and hot girls in Miami, with a heavy dose of adrenaline drenched violence and just a touch of Tony Shaloub are the protein for this shake-up. Did I mention this was directed by the one, the only Michael Bay. Expecting something big and hopefully not too dumb on April 26th.
Prepare to get your "creature violence" (thanks MPAA) on in "Storage 24." Some friends get locked in a storage unit downtown London where the military's pet alien is able to terrify them/us in a close quarter space. This trailer gets to a point where it tries to emulate the amazing one for "Prometheus," flash cuts, sound design and all. And is that a face-hugger I spy? There looks to be nothing we haven't seen before and better and yet, this is not this week's Sick Cow... "Storage 24" is currently available on iTunes and will hit a theater or two on January 11th, 2013.
Sing me a song Virginia, I reckon it's prime time for the Trailer Round-Up Awards!
What could be worse than what we've already seen this Herd? Sigh. Double sigh. Here we were... almost through 2012... I thought the worst trailers of the year were behind us (mainly "That's My Boy" comes to mind), but no... "A Haunted House" has a trailer. Think "Scary Movie" catered entirely to "Paranormal Activity;" now don't think because that's what you'll have to do to possibly enjoy this embarrassing excuse for entertainment. I approve of crude comedy when its clever and actually funny, but this is a dim-witted, shrill and cheap imitation of a surprisingly good series. How in the hell does this have such a positive reaction on YouTube? I'm positive I'm not "out of touch," but I'm not positive what to think about my fellow humans.
Even though it looks like it could have been made some 70 years ago "Tabu" is in fact a 2012 film. An older woman travels with a maid to Mount Tabu in Africa to find a man from an earlier chapter in her life. The black & white photography, aspect ratio changes, and oldies music all give this Portugese film a distinct flavor that I cannot imagine general audiences would want to touch with a 10-foot-pole. I'm pretty intrigued about it though. It hits NYC the day after Christmas, but not sure how/when the rest of us can see it.
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